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Berlin’s Euskal Etxea commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika with film, lectures and art


Poster announcing the commemorative events of the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika
Poster announcing the commemorative events of the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika


The 26 of April marks the 75 anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika at the hands of Germany’s Condor Legion, allies with Franco’s forces. Berlin’s Basque club, an association dedicated to recall the tragedy and support brotherhood between both cities, has organized a complete series of activities to commemorate the anniversary. The events will begin on Sunday and will run through the April 26, with lectures, film, around a central exhibit.

Berlin, Germany.  The Association Gernika - Deutsch-Baskischer Kulturverein e.V./Berlin’s Euskal Etxea will inaugurate an exhibit on April 1 entitled, “The Bombing of Gernika” at the Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte (House of Democracy and Human Rights) in the German capital, as part of the events organized to commemorate the 75 anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika.

The exhibit “The Bombing of Gernika” was produced by the Gernika Peace Museum Foundation and the Center for Documentation on the Bombing of Gernika.  The association is supported by various organizations, both Basque and German, as well as the House of Democracy and Human Rights.

The program will include lectures and film screenings in the presence of Basque historians and German experts in the field followed by concerts, documentaries, films and events to commemorate this historical event and offer different views of the bombing and its historical consequences in both villages.


Place: House of Democracy and Human Rights
Greifswalder Straße 4, 10405 Berlin
Exhibit: from April 2-26, 2012


Sunday – April 1, 2012 – 15:17:30

-15.15 Presentation by Wolfgang Wippermann
-15.45 Gernika documentary by de Klaus Ihlau
-16.15-16.45 aperitif - pintxos
-16.45 film: Die sichtbare Stimme (Visible Vote) by Pia Kuhlmann & Pedro Deltell 2008 (Spanish/Euskara with German subtitles 41 Min.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 19.00

-Lecture: The Bombing of Gernika: German Historiography (Ingo Niebel)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

-Lectura: Historical Memory in the Basque Country and Spain (Emilio Majuelo)

Sunday April 15, 2012 15:00-17:30

-15.00 Film: The Bombing of Gernika (56 Min.) 2007 by Alberto Rojo (Euskera/ Spanish)

-16.30 Film: Bizi naizen lekutik (From the Place where I Live) (56 Min.) 2009 by Oier Plaza & Daniel Asua (Spanish/Euskara)

Wednesday April 25, 2012 – 19:00

Lecture: The Memory of the Bombing of Gernika in Art (Benjamin Inal)

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